Do you know which is the most important room in your house? No, it’s not your bedroom or your living room. It’s the bathroom! Surprised? This place has the potential to become your spa and help you relax and unwind. Unfortunately, this is the one area that collects a lot of dirt and germs, making it the most unhygienic place if not taken care of.
A hurdle you might face when trying to clean your bathroom is the stubborn stain on your tiles. How can you get rid of stains on bathroom tiles? It depends on the type of stain and what material is used to get it off. Before you start thinking about getting professional help, look around your house. You already have everything you need to get rid of stains on your bathroom tiles.
But first, it’s important to understand the type of stains you might find in your bathroom. It depends on two factors. One is the tile’smaterial, and the second is the type of mineral found in the water that causes stains. Usually, everyone uses ceramic tiles in their bathrooms, and some harsh chemicals can cause surface-level damage.
- Iron deposits can cause reddish-brown stains.
- Yellow stains are created when human oils accumulate in an area.
- Rust-coloured and blue-green coloured stains are due to low pH or acidic water.
- Sulphur bacteria can cause black stains.
Now let’s look at a list of materials found in your home that will work as floor stain cleaners:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dry abrasive cleaner
- Common salt
Yellow stains can be easily removed with white vinegar. It is a soft cleaning agent that doesn’t damage or scar your bathroom tiles. You can use it on any kind of delicate material. Just fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it generously over the stained area. Now, wait for 20 minutes, and then use a sponge to wipe away the stain. After wiping the vinegar from the tiles, rinse the tiles’ surface with warm water.
Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
Baking soda, also known as brightening powder, combined with hydrogen peroxide can remove the toughest of black or red stains. Mix two parts of baking soda with one part of hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Apply this paste on the stain and wait for 30 minutes. After half an hour, scrub the surface with a sponge or a nylon brush to remove the stain. Then, rinse the area with clean, warm water. If the stain persists, repeat the procedure until you get a clean surface. This mixture can cause scars on delicate materials, so do not use it on any kind of acrylic or plastic surface.
Dry abrasive cleaner
To remove rust-coloured or blue-green coloured stains, you can use a dry abrasive cleaner with an eraser or a melamine sponge. Make a thick paste with equal parts of the cleanser powder, or the dry abrasive powder, and water. Now apply this paste to the stain and wait for about 10 minutes. After the paste dries, dampen the area with an eraser sponge and hot water, and scrub it. Then, rinse it with hot water. If the stain persists, repeat the procedure until you get satisfactory results. The abrasive cleaner can be harsh on delicate materials, so be sure to use it on a tough surface.
It helps remove stubborn hard water stains from your bathroom tiles. Along with being a cleaner, it is also a great disinfectant as it kills the germs present in the bathroom. First, make sure that the bathroom floor is wet. Then sprinkle the common salt on the floor and leave it for half an hour or more. The longer the common salt remains on the bathroom tiles, the easier your job will be. Scrub off this salt with the use of a sponge or a brush. You will find the bathroom stains gone.
DIY floor stain cleaner
Bathrooms can be made inviting by regular cleaning and using a shower spray. A daily shower spray is the do-it-yourself version of a floor stain cleaner or a bathroom cleaner. You need one part white vinegar and three parts water. Mix them well to make a floor stain cleaner. Fill it up in a spray bottle so that it is easy to use. Now spray this mixture liberally over the surface of the bathroom tiles after each use, or spray it periodically. It will prevent buildup and stains. Your bathroom will always stay stain free.
Removing hard stains from your bathroom tiles is a tough job. You should take the necessary precautions before you start cleaning the tiles. Be sure to wear gloves, keep the area well ventilated, and read labels of all the materials or floor stain cleaners that you use. Do not forget to conduct a patch test on a small area of the tile that you will clean. To make your job easier, try installing a water softener in your bathroom. This will increase the durability of the appliances and minimise the chances of tile stains.
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